Nuturing Our First Shakespeare Take-away into an Intellectual Tweet

twitter-and-higher-order-thinking-skillsOur cross-referencing skill work begins! Let’s have you work with someone if you need to do so as some of you don’t have a Twitter account, and you don’t have to make one for this project. Collaboration in terms of helping each other out with adjusting to this skill development is good! We want you to develop your first exit ticket from last week (remember the little stick-em note that you put on the white board?) into a larger take-away. Then look for an asset on Twitter to send a message or a question about your take-away. Once you find this asset on Twitter, see who that person is following and who follows them. Then look at the productive hashtags in use. Now add another dimension to your Tweet: try to locate the trend, motif or pattern of your take-away in a specific  Shakespearean play or sonnet. You can hashtag (#) the #sonnet18 title or the title of the play. When you begin to boil down the characters in your Tweet, you can also skip punctuation and try your best to compose headlines. Remember to draft your tweet in a word document, and then you can highlight your draft and conduct a word count. You can also look through the “following” list of assets on the class twitter account for targets for your tweets. Likewise, you can also research other professors, librarians, actors, or other experts in Shakespeare on the internet or on Twitter.


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22 Responses to Nuturing Our First Shakespeare Take-away into an Intellectual Tweet

  1. Andy C says:

    Shakespeare’s use of stoping time in poetry, is all part of his past. His son, childhood, and way of life shaped him into who he is. #lifetime

  2. Will Breault says:

    Shakespeare was lucky enough to experience two spectrums of life, being poor and wealthy. These two experiences have helped to shape him into the #powerhouse #poet he is today.

  3. bsullivan35 says:

    OK; the above is a good start in terms of content. Nevertheless, it is a start for its networking and dialogue potential. What did I do to this content to make this tweet?

  4. Kaison says:

    Shakespeare’s experiences were used to develop his poems in terms of what he was trying to teach #preach

  5. Anthony says:

    Was it common for for married couples to be so far apart in age in those times? 18 year old Shakespeare married a 27 year old woman… :0 #Shakespeare #DigitalShax

  6. 15kbt says:

    @Wwm_shakespeare Isn’t it amazing that the greatest #playwright did not complete high school? #ShakespeareUntold

  7. jordyn1796 says:

    @The_Globe How does Shakespeare use the Coventry Mystery Plays that he saw during part of his childhood throughout some of his most well known plays?!

    • bsullivan35 says:

      Cool! This is a good example of searching for an asset on Twitter and then finding another dimension to express that point. When I entered “Coventry Myster Plays” into Twitter search with and with/out a #, I found this URL for the 2014 event. Wow! Way to keep us in the present, Jordyn! So, I added a twist to this Tweet. Can you see it? This great take-away also reminded me of Harold Bloom, a professor of literature at Yale, who may be retired now. Has anyone heard of him before?

  8. 15flb77 says:

    Can you believe that #Shakespeare’s dad was sold illegal wool! @The_Globe Did his crimes influence Shakespeare’s #PlayWriting?

  9. PARKER says:

    Shakespeare was raised by a family that valued the old faith but lived in a time that brought in a new faith garnering new ideas that would propagate him into the legendary poet he would later become.#Shakespeare #Legend

  10. ACL_TEAR says:

    About 2000 new words and phrases were created by Shakespeare. Wonder if forgiveness was one of them. #sonnet33#sonnettakeaway#foodforthought

  11. 15nkp says:

    Shakespeare’s family is filled with famous people for many different things. No wonder he became the man he was. #familyhistory#legend

    • bsullivan35 says:

      This student finished the in-class essay early; we just had a great editing session where he boiled down his prose even more. As an English teacher, I just love that 140 character challenge as it demands so many nuanced writing and thinking skills at once. Shaluka as the initiated say in the Crowsnest. Note, too, how this tweet celebrates what we learned in the Michael Wood documentary, In Search of Shakespeare. So, we added the important #Placemaking hashtag to celebrate and connect with others who are making meaningful connections with their home town and its history. Great tweet!

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